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front of the u.s. capitol, this is half an hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of united states. >> detail, colors. present arms. [silence] >> detail, color guard, right shoulder, order. arm. >> please stand for the assessment of the colors like united states capitol police, and remain standing for our national anthem. [silence] >> detail, color guar guard. present arms. >> we will now have the national anthem by kathy williams. ♪ oh, say, can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ thro' the perilous fight ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly streaming t ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave? >> detail, color guard. order, right shoulder, arms. >> please remain standing for the invocation. >> please join me in prayer. our gracious fathe
the veto word is not used, also not used in the constitution of the united states but no one doubts the president has it. we have the ability to do it to the language that is there. that will become a bit more clear as we come forward. >> thank you, chairman kerry. i'm very glad that we're having this in today and i appreciate all of you for being here. senator webb and i sent chairman kerry and ranking member luber a letter back in april urging we move forward to consideration of law of the sea treaty and i'm grateful to your broad and searching and supportive testimony here today. when i was brand-new to the senate, one of the earlier meetings i took was with the then outgoing chief of naval operations. when i asked him what is the single most important thing we can do to help the navy over the next decade, he said without hesitation, ratify the law of the sea treaty. i was taken aback by the. given other budget priorities, operational issues, as it turned out admiral estimation of the importance of this issue is shared i'm stomach every living chief of naval operations not to men
, that's false and ludicrous. now, my view on immigration in the united states and illegal immigration is formed from several different areas of experience. first had to do with my role as a staff officer for the third armored cavalry regiment, and providing active duty soldiers to assist with joint operations on a reservation which straddles arizona and mexico to help interdict the smuggling of drugs. it's also informed by my role as a life prosecutor prosecuting albany duis in maricopa county with the passage of an amendment to specifically deny bail to those in the country without lawful authority who committed serious offenses. anytime that i have someone who is a mexican national or even from canada, the accused of a felony dui, they would be admitted to bail in which they would feel to show for subsequent prosecution. then in supervising prosecutions are maricopa county, i dealt first in what circumstances in which drug cartels in mexico would order cars from street gangs in phoenix. which would then be picked up by someone who crossed the border, ostensibly as a one day tourist,
developments of interest in respect inequality especially in the united states was getting worse. over the years since and particularly in the 1990's, there developed a dominant narrative on the subject, in which the classic economic motions of supply tended to predominate. that is to say, developed in the literature in the explanation of inequality based upon technology and the demand of for skill, education, supply of the skill. immigration and trade and the supply of unskilled labor contended forces operating in the labor market, but operating in ways that economists understand to be substantially microeconomic driven in character. this suggested that the environment in which the forces were cooperating was substantially self-contained labor market which is might be looped to each other but only by the kinds of channels i just described by the i did i did fiewshes of technology, by the migration of workers by trades in good with difference ever differing composition in the labor that puts them together. if you went to the journal of economic litedture, in fact if you go there today
. the very time the vice president of china was meeting with the president of the united states, president obama, the president ambassador for human rights and religious freedom, susan, couldn't even get a visa to go to china. of course, china is a barbaric practical, force abortion and sterilization. the list goes on. in short, chance? is not an anomaly but systematic a pervasive human rights abuses committed by the chinese government against his own people. as recent as today, the "washington post" reported that china quote continues its crackdown on people who are believed to have helped chen, integral. chance there wasn't an escape house arrest has been asked only by the of the brave individuals who have great personal risk to themselves assist them in breaking free on the captors who tormented, isolate mistreated him for more than 18 months. several have subsequently been detained, arrested were placed under house arrest. in light of the realities in a newly emergent account as the chen's wife was treated in the days following is a skid the chinese, it is hard to comprehend why the ad
states in fighting famine. we're engaged with united states in agricultural develop the projects in south america. women's empowerment and education programs in africa, it all comes under the rubric of the lines between the united states and israel. so as you see, multifaceted, very deep, and i more or less do a lot about this because i spent three years studying bit before coverage of the i found out i knew very little. this relationship was more deeply rooted in multifaceted and anything i had remembered for new because there was an entirely new area of u.s. relationship that was very quickly evolving, at a commercial relationship between the united states initial. today, israel is america's 20th largest customer in the world. it's getting bigger and bigger every day. the last decade americans have invested about $80 billion in initial development. israelis have invested more than $55 billion in the united states, a time when american firms are outsourcing to asia. israeli firms are outsourcing to the united states. many thousands of americans are employed in israeli temperature, includ
they were assigned to come up with a new grand strategy for the united states. and for those who are not into the long lexicon, it is a plot and the movie and it takes you to the happy ending. one of the problems at the end of the cold war in the united states is that we don't really have a coherent grand strategy. we have a lot of ad hoc short stories, what happened in the '90s. it hadn't come together at the big picture overall moving towards something. i think what's hopeful about that document and for this session here today is that it tells a story of going from a world where things like national security are looked at, where nations are ranked rather than linked, or that power is something over instead of with. and that we need to move from these concepts of deterrence to resilience from borders to relationships, to coercion to persuasion as a lot of concepts and we need to start filling out in the security realm, which is anybody in this room knows is sort of one of the most stodgy priesthoods of policymaking is national security. i know one of them. although i did work in
innovation and industries were largely developed here in the united states. but our major competitors, including china and germany have through sustained federal subsidies and purchases rapidly expand the size and strength of the domestic wind corporation. today, a top 10 global wind and an effects, only one of each is located in the united states. we should be deeply concerned about the security implications of the u.s. losing its global competitive leadership in these critical industries. broad public support for expanded spell investment in renewable energy reflects this understanding. china and germany are out investing as i'm given to strategic and security importance of clean energy industries. weakening federal support for the u.s. with pb and other industries undermined u.s. competitiveness and security. for security and financial reasons peel -- ua should use 85% of its 1705 funds are still unused is still able to trade to fulfill its purpose of funding and supporting additional u.s. clean energy technologies and companies. default in the 1705 program to date have been far be
president of j the united state. [applause] he was awarded the nobel peace prize in 2000 to four decades of his untiring efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflict. president miguel borja of of the soviet union, his policies of glass nose led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of the soviet union in 1991. he was awarded the nobel peace prize in 1990 for helping to end the cold war. "time" magazine named him man of the year and man of the decade. mikhail gorbachev. [applause] f. w. de klerk is the former president of south africa, a one of the peace prize in 1993 along with nelson mandela with efforts to end apartheid and initiate the first fully democratic constitution for south africa. president de klerk. [applause] and lech walesa was the president of poland, helping to lead the poles out of communism. there are the other members, including the pope and mikhail gorbachev. [applause] is that a high five? we are together with men who have changed the course of history, but they are here with a message for all the young people an audience and who are watching,
in the united states totaled about $123 billion. earlier this year, researchers found nearly half of u.s. cancer deaths could be prevented, again, through the kinds of programs the prevention fund is funding today. preventable u.s. cancer deaths about 50%. preventable diseases from heart disease, diabetes and stroke about 80%. this is what the prevention fund is going after. for the life of me, i have never understood those who want to get rid of the prevention fund and yet are willing to pump untold billions, trillions of dollars into patching, fixing, mending, surgery health care costs down the line. perhaps my friends on the other side of the aisle have never learned that old axiom of ben franklin's about an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. here about an ounce of prevention is worth about ten pounds of pure or more. well, the list goes on. recently, the trust for america's health released a study showing that a 5% reduction in the obesity rate could yield more than $600 billion in savings on health care costs over a 20-year period of time. 5% reduction. studies such as this one c
wanted to go abroad. they didn't have the opportunities they have today to study the united states and europe and australia and canada and get scholarships. the idea was of some leading chinese business people is they would send students abroad that would work part time, and then they would earn money and study at the universities can't come back and bring with a have in china build up the new strong shy net. at that time, deng ziaoping was 16 and he was one of the youngest and the group to pass the exams to go to france, and of all the countries the chinese students wanted to go to at that time, france was the main one. during world war i, about half a million chinese workers went to the soviet union to work, and about 150,000 went to france. so there were a lot of work opportunities in france and the chinese felt that that was a great civilization and so a group of youths went to france in 1920, 1930, and from that group came the communist league. what happened was, to get their first of all they had to be pretty well-educated, and that meant their parents had to have money so th
of compromising the security of the president of the united states, because who knows who they are with on those occasions? >> absolutely. there's no excuse for that type of behavior from a conduct perspective and from a national security perspective, though that type of behavior was just reckless. >> understood, okay. over the past five years based on our review of the disciplinary records that we have so far gone over that you were provided to the committee, in response to a question, there appear to have been five cases that are directly relevant to what happened in cÁrdenas and, therefore, potentially noteworthy. three allegations involving inappropriate or undocumented conduct with a foreign national. one allegation of contact with a prostitute and one allegation of non-consensual sex. director sullivan, are you aware of these cases? and if so, can you tell us what was involved and how the agency handled them? >> i believe so, sir. first of all any type of misconduct we take extremely seriously and we investigate it to the end to limit. the one i believe you're talking about with the nonco
show more the treaty was signed to the united states, a messenger had to climb on a boat, sailed to england, sailed to new york, claim a carriage and take that to another carriage after that all the way to washington d.c. that took approximately seven weeks, during which time the british attack andrew jackson and his men at new orleans and all the hickory just plain demolished the british wars, a couple thousand british soldiers were killed. so it is in some sense hardly surprising people to remember this war given the sequence of events were just too dang confusing. and by the way, the treaty that ended the war was not income essentially nothing because the stated reasons for going to where we left entirely out of the treaty. now we have andrew jackson. and that's john quincy adams by the way standing in the short jacket. the treaty can be summed up in a lack of the phrase that quincy avenue, which is status quo antebellum. that is the way things were before the war. no territory change from a very little change in fact really except that in some ways psychologically and politic
on fire and i would give if columbia university doesn't recognize the united states military is occupying viet on the way the new york city department occupies ireland there trying to occupy this campus, then brothers and sisters you need to do more than take the campus over today. you need to burn the place down. students would share. fast-forward 40 years and am walking towards the class. the statue of alma mater is where where it is said that he or she is a big bronze statue at the center of campus and i hear someone go and there's no students around. under my comics around. i take another step and i look a minute that statue, and the same statue with the north vietnamese flag and spray paint and she says professor of now. i remember when you wanted to burn the place down. who alma mater could speak. who knew she was black. thank you. [applause] >> we are going to keep you to q&a. to help us moderate to q&a as philadelphia sound sultan ahmad who for 23 years of public administration american public policy grade here in philadelphia. he and his wife founded and serves as president of th
of noaa's service but we also welcome rear admiral cari thomas, of the united states coast guard. thank you both for being here this morning. the earthquake and tsunami which struck northern japan just over a year ago was unprecedented human tragedy. in minutes it claimed thousands of lives and destroyed complete communities and touched off a fear of a nuclear power plant. the tsunami also left a legacy, which are west coast states thousands of miles from at the center are dealing with now, and will deal for many years to come. marine debris is nothing new. flotsam and gets it has existed for centuries. plastics which don't agree. to some, like beachcombers find occasional messages in a bottle, to others it is an eyesore or worse. many now recognized burning debris as a threat to fish pic marine mammals and sea birds, death by entanglement and indigestion. the tsunami unleashed a debris unprecedented scale. some 5 million tons were swept out to sea. most quickly say, estimates one in half million tons of tsunami generated debris is still a foot and being driven by winds and currents tow
mandate is a shocking proposal. the united states won world war ii, enjoy three decades of prosperity and put a man on the moon without a dual mandate. not a fundamental part of our constitutional fabric. in 1977 policy directive based on this curve. and congress can change it. while it may be politically appealing the current domain to ask the fed to do something that is simply cannot do. chairman ben bernanke is testified before the in the long run the only thing the fed can control is inflation. in the long run low inflation is the best thing we can do for growth. in a federal open market committee statement said basically the same thing. the maximum level of employment is largely determined by non-mandatory factors. for the coming easy monetary policies short term tool to speed growth may harm the economy in the long term. let me skip to the end and make the point here that among other provisions in sound dollar act, we grant a permanent vote to all the regional federal reserve bank presidents because as important as new york and washington is, there is much more to america's econ
in the united states senate which we consider the graveyard of legislation. [laughter] the nat senate's not doing anything, they haven't passed a budget in three years, and the president's offering no solution to this end-of-year, you know, pileup we have. so it's difficult to say what's going to happen given that the senate and the white house is what it is, but in the house we have specifically said here's exactly how we ought to deal with thesish i shoos. >> i guess it's a five week period,is there enough time to even address all these issues? >> well, i don't think you'll see -- some people like to do grand bargains and things like this after the voters have decided. that's not any way to run a railroad. that's not how democracy should work. so what i think will happen will be sort of extensions of current law, that sort of thing. it really kind of depends on who wins the election. if we win the election, our intention is to extend current law to buy us time to put a permanent solution to this country's fiscal problems; our runaway debt, our deficits, the fact that the tax code, b
three years old whomeod will live to be 60. one person in the united states weighs more than the other two. tu have obesity, you've got diabetes, a and b. you've got people who choose toe an booze and cigarettes and and tobacco, and designer drugs. and a new disease is discovered every month. who the hell do you think -- and then the guy would buy the build is, doesn't even get a bill.et b what the hell is that? usurer had. and 10,000 a day turning 65. people here that and then another final one is this, and then fire away, if anybodye' believes they're holding up thee defense budget, the only thing hollow is their brain. because here's a statistic. we spent 750 billion a year on defense, and the top 14 top 1coe countries son earth, including china and russia combined spend 540 billion. run it through your head again. 750 billion for us, 550 billion for the biggest 14 countries on earth, including russia and triea, and you are hauling out the defense budget. where w the drinks are on me. this is one are. you how many contractors yet in the? defense department? quite a range. bet what i
together by e-mail for a couple of months and then i was in the united states then went over to cambridge to spend a couple of weeks there with him in his office. so there we were, again facing the screen where he was using his two words in another screen had the manuscript at the book on it. i prepared very carefully for those by knowing exactly which phrases, which paragraphs and so on i was going to bring to its attention. so i said stephen, i think the words they are her too much jargon. i think it needs to be stated in everyday words if we can do that. and so, i heard this clicking and producing his wife said, it seems clear to me. i thought we really are in trouble. this is not going to work. then i looked over at him and i saw this big smile and he was looking at me seeing how is going to take it. and i knew he was having beyond. it all worked very well. he was very conscientious, taking my advice about what was too difficult. i also take care ahead of time, and in many ways the lives they would have rewritten it to make it simpler, and the suggestion. as i suggested he didn't take
of the interesting thing is, is that if you look the spending growth of the united states, going back to '40s for '50s, not that it's a whole lot difference. it's 2, 2.5 percentage points above gdp, you're not out of whack internationally either, we have seen differences in what's generating that delta. so if you look at a medicare patient in 1965 versus today, they're very different. i mean the clinical profile's different of the patients. the typical patient, driving in spending medicare today is overweight 70-year-old hyper tensive diabetic with bad cholesterol, yas asthma, back problems, pulmonary disease and is depressed. those are all conditions that really require behavior change engagement, appropriate ambulatory care, nothing that medicare does. >> let me add something, though. this is a pitch for a technology. one of the reasons we have more treated prevalence on nearly everything is, it's easier to treat. also there's the push for so-called prevention, which means earlier diagnosis, so it's hard to know where all of these fit in. i do think that the march of medical progress is contributed
between such member states of the european union and the united kingdom would necessitate a referendum? >> i don't agree with that position. i think the right position for the uk is that if we were to pass power from westminster to brothels, if we were to join some new treaty or political construction that involve the passage of the power that, of course, we should hold a referendum. but where i disagree with the honorable gentleman exclude the single currency has within it the seeds of greater political -- political unity. went to work out in the coalition in our political party, how to respond to the and of to get the best deal for britain as that situation developments -- develop. >> you talk like continued importance of nato and some of the things that have been agreed. the changes that have been agreed are largely peripheral and the need for reform is pretty profound. is there not a danger that the understandable focus of the economic crisis is sucking the life out of the need for reform in nato? will he focus on that, and not withstanding the understandable needs of the economy,
is a question of the future economic policy of the united states. that's what we're talking about here today. i just heard the republican leader say there is no budget. i really -- i don't know how to say this, but sometimes i wonder if colleagues pay attention to what they're voting on here. last year in august, we didn't pass a budget resolution. instead, we passed a budget law. now, anybody that's had tenth grade civics knows a law is stronger than any resolution. a resolution is purely a congressional document. it never goes to the president for his signature. a law has to pass both bodies and be signed by the president. last year, instead of a budget resolution, we did a budget law called the budget control act. the budget control act set the budget for the next two years, for this year and next. more than that, it set ten years of spending caps, saving $900 billion. madam president, in addition, the budget control act gave a special committee the authority to reform the tax system and the entitlement system of the country, and it said if you come to an agreement, special committee, your a
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